Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Partners with Computer Products of America Inc. to Offer Line of Stand-Alone Scanners

IRVINE, Calif., (March 19, 2008) – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc, a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, to offer Fujitsu’s award-winning line of small-footprint, high-speed scanning products through authorized Toshiba dealers.  Incorporating Fujitsu’s best-in-class document capturing hardware with TABS’ robust line of document imaging products and solutions further positions TABS as a complete one-stop document management resource for its business customers.  

“Pairing up with Fujitsu allows us to be even more flexible in meeting the business scanning needs of our customers, and offering another well-designed and trusted brand ensures we maintain our quality and standards,” said Joseph Contreras, director, Product and Solutions Marketing, TABS.  “There are times when businesses need additional image capturing options, yet do not have the space or need for an additional MFP.  By leveraging Fujitsu’s extensive scanner line, Toshiba dealers can now address those specific needs within their product catalogue, and have full confidence that they can meet any customer’s special scanning needs.”



This mutually beneficial agreement adds five Fujitsu stand-alone sheet-fed and flatbed color scanners to the Toshiba product line-up, meeting the document capture needs of both the small and high-volume business workgroup.  The Fujitsu scanners being offered include:

Fujitsu fi-5120C Sheet-Fed Scanner and fi-5220C Flatbed Scanner

25-page per minute (ppm) / 50-impression per minute (ipm) scanning in color, monochrome and grayscale
600-dpi optical resolution with dual color Charge Coupled Device (CCD) scanning array captures minute details
50-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for hard and embossed card scanning

Fujitsu fi-5650C Sheet-Fed Scanner

57-ppm / 114-ipm in color and monochrome
300-dpi optical resolution with dual-CCD scanning
Corresponding left- and right-handed control panels give equal access to all users
Duty cycle of up to 8,000 documents per day

Fujitsu fi-5900C Sheet-Fed Scanner

120-ppm (simplex) / 240-ipm (duplex) scanning in monochrome and color
300-dpi optical resolution with dual-CCD scanning in letter and landscape formats
Triple Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection with Intelligent MultiFeed Function
500-page ADF and low profile, space saving design

Fujitsu fi-6000NS Color Duplex Network Scanner

25-ppm / 50-ipm scanning in color, monochrome and grayscale
600-dpi optical resolution with automatic image quality adjustment, automatic color detection, image deskew, automatic paper size detection and blank page detection and removal
Small, sleek footprint, integrated large touch screen display and built-in US 101 keyboard
50-page ADF for hard and embossed card scanning as well as long document scanning

"Fujitsu is very happy to be able to offer its award-winning document imaging scanners side-by-side with Toshiba MFPs," said Bill Gates, vice president of Sales, North America, Imaging Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc.  "Our document scanning technology offers best-in-class features, image quality and reliability that will enable Toshiba to provide end-to-end solutions that deliver the exceptional performance that TABS customers have come to expect.” 

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States.  Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc. currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches.  Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc. is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085.  For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean.  Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions:  the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer nine times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba’s entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry.  Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the “Manufacturer of the Year” seven times by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 “bold” (2005) and “agile” (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 91st largest company in terms of sales.  Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 10th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.  Fiscal year revenue in 2006 was approximately $60 billion. 

For more information on Toshiba copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.

Darek Connole                                                          Sally Anderson
PainePR                                                                    Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
949-809-6734                                                           949-462-6091           dconnole@painepr.com sally.anderson@tabs.toshiba.com